Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Salmon Cakes

My mom gave me this recipe and it's awesome.  Reminds me of something they'd cook way down South!  For the most part, canned food gets a bad rap for being unhealthy but these salmon patties are actually loaded with nutrition.  Salmon, out of the can or fresh out of the ocean, is loaded with with omega-3 fatty acids and the bones (yes, the canned salmon comes bones and all) are full of calcium. These cakes are so easy to make and they would be a perfect entree or appetizer at any summer BBQ.  


Two 14 oz. cans of salmon with bones, drained
2 egg whites
1/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
1 tbs. Old Bay or all-purpose seasoning
3 drops of Tabasco
2 1/2 tbs. chopped parsley
4 tbs. chopped roasted red pepper from jar, chopped
vegetable oil 

1. Heat pan over medium heat. Combine salmon, egg, crumbs, seasoning, Tabasco, parsley, and red pepper.   I know the canned salmon looks a little freaky but get over it, it's just fish!
2. Form patties, 1-inch thick.
3. Add oil to pan. Cook patties 3 minutes on each side until golden and cooked. Drain on paper towels. 

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3! ;)